Category: Internet Explorer
Another month, another report.
Kicking things off with Apple’s Safari, which tries to recover some of its lost market share, up from 54.19% to 55.88% (1.69 point increase).
Two lines of code make all the difference in the world.
It looks like Microsoft is trying to solve one of the more painful experiences for developers: creating paginated content and scrolling photo galleries that work on all the devices and different input mechanisms (touch, mouse wheel or a keyboard).
Worst possible timing ever.
When you release a new build of web browser, you’d expect that at least the most popular sites are to load properly. Turns out, this is not exactly the case with Internet Explorer 11.
According to several reports, opening Google on IE11 might force it into a compatibility mode that messes up the rendering of search results. Interestingly enough, you can fix this by simply pressing Alt+X and unchecking ‘Use Microsoft compatibility lists’.
Better late than never.
Following Google, it looks like Microsoft too has decided to speed up the overall browsing experience and pre-render web results on its own search engine.
Thanks to a newly introduced pre-render tag (which can be used by all web developers) on Internet Explorer 11, the first search result in Bing will be loaded in the background automatically. That just only makes sense, right? According to Microsoft, they designed this technology in a way so it does not waste or bandwidth or affect device’s battery life. We are not sure how they did it but it sounds like voodoo.
September, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Safari – Up; Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera – Down
Starting with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s web browser continues to edge higher, up from 57.60% to 57.80% (0.2 point increase).
It looks like Microsoft is following Google’s steps and will be rewarding those that dedicate their days and nights seeking various security flaws.
According to Katie Moussouris, Senior Security Strategist at Microsoft, the software giant is paying $28,000 in bounties for the vulnerabilities that were discovered in IE11.
If you are wondering what effect money has on people, Microsoft said that during first 30 days of the IE10 beta they did not receive any bulletin class reports, compared to “several” security vulnerabilities reported in Internet Explorer 11.
As long as it supports WebGL.
Hover, a capture the flag game from the 90s era is coming back. Thanks to Dan Church (who approached IE Team), you’ll be able to relive your memories and have some casual fun. The goal is simple: capture more flags than your AI opponents. You may also collect various power ups that will help throughout the game.
Ironically, it won’t work on Internet Explorer 10 or lower, since it requires WebGL and Microsoft was too stubborn to include it in the previous versions of IE.
Now here’s a reason for you to start celebrating weekend earlier, at least if you are a web developer and still care about IE6.
According to the latest data from NetApplications, Internet Explorer’s 6 market share is now sitting at the 4.76% mark. And as you will see from our upcoming report, IE’s market share is now the highest it has ever been this year: 57.79%.
Now here’s a non-news story for you.
If you are using Google Analytics and IE8, then you’re going to have a bad time as the search giant has recently announced its plans to drop the support for Microsoft’s web browser by the end of 2013.
As it says in the blog post, Google has “decided to do this to both accelerate the pace at which we can innovate new product features, and to facilitate adoption of newer web technologies in the design of the Google Analytics product.”
Windows users rejoice.
If you’ve been using Apple’s iCloud service on Windows but found a lack of Firefox and Chrome bookmarks support disappointing then good news because this is exactly what the recent update includes.
Yes, you can finally sync all major browser bookmarks (Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome) on your PC’s.